Viewers of ABC TV's Lateline on Friday 13 June can be excused if they thought Liberal front bencher Christopher Pyne is related to Alexander Downer or went to the same schools the Member for Mayo attended.
Pyne, described by ABC's Virginia Trioli as "the Opposition's well-mannered Shadow Minister for Justice" debated recent political issues with Craig Emerson, "the ever-polite Minister for Small Business".
Pyne was pompous, arrogant and downright rude.
Among other things Pyne, in classic à la Alexander mode, remarked:
Well, the Troy Buswell story is done and dusted. ... He put his leadership to a vote in the Western Australian Liberal Party and the Liberal Party voted to continue with his leadership.